follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

wilful

[wil-fuh l] /ˈwɪl fəl/
adjective
1.
Related forms
wilfully, adverb
wilfulness, noun
unwilful, adjective
unwilfully, adverb
unwilfulness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for wilful
  • It offers the removal of the wilful misconduct barrier, and instead an effective unlimited liability.
  • Your wilful confusing of public interest with what would interest the prurient inevitably meant you screwed the public.
  • Most of the denier position can be attributed wilful ignorance or greed.
  • The reading above is a shadow of an obsession with externals or wilful misinterpretation.
  • For a wilful violation of this rule an attorney may be subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.
  • These violations are alleged to have been both negligent and wilful.
  • wilful means only that the defendant knowingly committed the act charged.
British Dictionary definitions for wilful

wilful

/ˈwɪlfʊl/
adjective
1.
intent on having one's own way; headstrong or obstinate
2.
intentional: wilful murder
Derived Forms
wilfully, (US) willfully, adverb
wilfulness, (US) willfulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for wilful

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for wilful

12
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with wilful